Five young Indian boxers grab the gold at Asian Youth Boxing Championships 2024

4
Elorda Cup

The Asian Youth Boxing Championships recently witnessed a remarkable performance by the Indian contingent. Five young Indian boxers Brijesh Tamta, Aryan Hooda, Yashwardhan Singh, Laxmi, and Nisha, clinched gold medals, marking a significant achievement for Indian boxing.

Brijesh leads the way at the Youth Boxing Championships

Brijesh Tamta gave India its first gold medal of the tournament with a unanimous 5-0 win over Tajikistan’s Muminov Muinkhodzha in the men’s 48kg final. This victory set the tone for the rest of the Indian boxers.

Aryan Hooda, competing in the 51kg category, continued the momentum with an equally dominant 5-0 victory against Kyrgyzstan’s Kamilov Zafarbek.

In the 63.5kg category, Yashwardhan Singh had to work hard against Gafurov Ruslan of Tajikistan. Both boxers showed great attacking intent, but it was Yashwardhan who ultimately clinched the contest with a 4-1 verdict.

In the women’s category, reigning junior world champion Nisha grabbed the yellow metal in the 52kg category. She outperformed Kazakhstan’s Otynbay Bagzhan in a 5-0 win. Her victory underscored her status as one of the rising stars in Indian boxing.

Laxmi, competing in the 50kg category, won India’s fifth gold medal. She secured a referee stop the contest (RSC) win in the second round of the bout against Enkh Nomundari of Mongolia.

These victories are not just individual achievements but also a reflection of the growing stature of Indian boxing on the international stage. The success of these young boxers at the Asian Youth Boxing Championships is a promising sign for the future of Indian boxing.

Also Read: World Athletics Day: Norman Pritchard to Neeraj Chopra – Indian Athletes Who Defied the Odds And Took Over the Stage at the Olympics